DIY Beauty Products from the Pantry

WTNH– Blogger/Lifestyle Expert Shaunya Hartley talks about DIY Beauty Products from the Pantry.

These products are usually on your shopping list and are multipurpose you can eat or use on your body. These are easy recipes and they are chemical free. They are cheaper than products on your shelf.

Hartley launched the blog in 2008 and work on fabulous and frugal ideas for always looking your best. Follow her on twitter @ShopEatandSleep and read the blog at

DIY Natural Beauty Products:

Body Scrub
•    1 cup Coffee Grinds or  1 cup Brown Sugar
•    1cup Olive Oil
•    1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
•    Lemon Zest
Body brush
Exfoliating Gloves
Pumice Stone
In a bowl combine all ingredients mix well. Apply on body (do this before shaving) step into dry shower or tub. Use brush or exfoliating gloves for deeper exfoliating, for feet use pumice.  Wash off with warm water, pat skin dry, apply moisturizer.
Price of ingredients 65 cents vs.  Body Scrub ranges from $7-$35
Product Highlight Exfoliation removes dead skin and leaves skin soft and supple as moisturizes. Exfoliation also promotes circulation leaving skin glowing and refreshed,

Face Mask
•    1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
•    ½ cup honey
•    ¼ cup oatmeal
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Apply to a clean dry face. Let mixture stay on face for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water, pat skin dry, apply moisturizer.

Product Highlights
Both honey and yogurt are anti-inflammatory. Yogurt refines your pours and both restores balance and tone to your face.

Hair Rinse
•    3 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
•    2 tablespoons Baking Soda

Mix 2cups ACV along with baking soda together in a bowl.  Set leftover cup of ACV to the side. Part one, section hair into 4 sections, apply mixture directly to scalp. Rub in and let sit for 5 minutes.   Shampoo as normal. For the final rinse pour left over Apple Cider Vinegar and follow up with a cold water rinse.
Average price of ingredients 75 cents vs Clearing Shampoos $6-$38
Product Highlights
ACV is a natural cleansing agent. In addition, it neutralizes the pH levels on your scalp which can become very acidic from sweat etc. It also, seals the cuticle of your hair making it for your hair to reflect light and look shiny.

Moisturizing Deep Hair Mask
•    1 ripe Banana
•    ½ ripe Avocado
•    ½ cup olive or coconut oil
In a blender combine all ingredients.  You can apply to hair before shampoo or after. Comb mixture from roots to ends and let sit on hair for at least 30 minutes, you can also add a hot towel so it can penetrate the hair deeply. Wash with warm water and style as usual.
Average price 1.25 vs Deep conditioners from $10-$55
Product highlights
Adds moisture to hair, and repairs and restores the cuticle. Makes her soft and bouncy.

Teeth Whitener
•    ¼ tsp coconut oil
•    ¼ tsp baking soda

Combine mixture, place on toothbrush and use as you would toothpaste.
Average price less than 50 cents High end toothpaste $4 and up
Product highlight- you can ingest this unlike toothpaste, coconut oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and baking soda is odor absorbing and a natural abrasive.

Sunburn Treatment
•    Aloe Vera juice
•    Coconut oil
•    Ice cube trays
Place aloe Vera juice in ice cube trays and freeze. Same with coconut oil. When suffering from an insect bite or sun burn or any inflammation, apply cube to area. Follow up with coconut cubes to apply both moisture and anti-bacterial flare-ups.
Average price for less than 75 cents and average price of antiflammitory product $3 and up
Product highlights
Aloe has properties that are also anti-inflammatory and the coconut oil adds moisturizers.

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